Meaning and Origin of: Cooling

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from a medieval personal name, originally an Old English patronymic from the personal names Cūl(a) orCēola. The former may be from a Germanic root kūl‘swollen’; the latter is a short form of various compound names with the first element cēol ‘ship’.
  • English : habitational name from a place in Kent named Cooling, from the Old English tribal nameCūlingas ‘people of Cūl(a)’.